Portland's tech scene a competitive hiring market

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Portland startups and software businesses are having a hard time finding employees in the increasingly competitive hiring market.

Oregon has long been an outpost for Silicon Valley companies, from Intel to Hewlett-Packard. Another tide is rising, led by eBay, Salesforce, New Relic and others drinking from a previously overlooked pool of Oregon software talent.

While Portland's software industry is small in comparison to the Bay Area or Seattle, hiring a developer here remains considerably less expensive than in those hypercompetitive markets. And employers say Portland developers are less likely to job hop in search of a bigger paycheck or better opportunity.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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